Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pixim CEO Interview

System Level Design publishes a Yotube video interview with new (since about 3 years ago) Pixim CEO Chris Adams. While the title of the interview promises to talk about Pixim's new smart business models, I was unable to hear any:



Via Electrons and Holes blog. There is also a reference to Pixim's Youtube channel with great HDR imaging examples.

14 comments:

  1. what is the annual business volume of Pixim actually ?

    thanks !

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  2. I was told that Pixim sells about half a million sensors a year.

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  3. thanks !
    So 500K sensor/DSP chip set at 20USD gives 10Musd ?

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  4. I've heard Pixim's sensor and ISP cost $20 each, giving $20M in annual sales - not sure if these numbers are correct.

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  5. how about the evolution of Pixim sales ?

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  6. I heard from an ex-employee that Pixim was not doing well at all and was heading towards broke.

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  7. Yes, Pixim's sales are not growing and it's not profitable, as I've heard. Its investors overhauled the management few years ago, but it did not help. This is why I expected to hear about the new smarter business models in this interview...

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  8. David Yang and Deng have left Pixim soon after the company startup. They have set a company in Beijing called Vimicro and the business seems OK.
    Any one knows why they left Pixim at the so early stage ?

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  9. Pixim has not been a financial success. They may have raised more than $150M and they have spent it all...and the remaining value is worth whatever the current product is worth.

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  10. My feeling is that they have the same products for years. Where have you spent so much money ? In marketing ?

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  11. Actually, Pixim has been successful in the high end security market. At the last show I was at, quite a few security camera makers were actively touting solutions with Pixim sensors.

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  12. I am happy to say that I work for Pixim and after many years trying to establish its market niche, Pixim has had significant success in the security camera market. More than 300 camera models based on Pixim chips are currently in mass production. These cameras are available from over 60 camera brands. Some applications deploying Pixim cameras include 15 major airports including Paris, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Sydney, and Bangkok. Some other large applications of Pixim-based cameras include The Venetian and City of Dreams Hotel Casinos in Macao, Yankee Stadium in New York, The Olympic Stadium in Athens, the Vatican in Rome, plus many banks and financial institutions.

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  13. If anyone in the Rochester, NY area is interested in doing CMOS Image sensor work in the Boston area, please get in touch with me. I have many open positions for CMOS Image Sensor designers/ pixil developers, applications engineers for image sensors, etc. ross dot cooper at hightechnh dot com.

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  14. oops..... ross at hightechnh dot com

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